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The Wonderling

MIRA BARTOK · Candlewick
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny.Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned...
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Night of a Thousand Doomsdays

Laurie S Sutton · Stone Arch Books
Format: Print book

Thousands of aliens have targeted Earth. The MAN OF STEEL battles them in back into orbit, and opens the armor of one of the soldiers. Inside is DOOMSDAY! Superman breaks open more armor. All the soldiers are DOOMSDAY clones — thousands and thousands of clones! One Doomsday is bad enough,...
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The Whispering Statue

Carolyn Keene · Grosset & Dunlap; New edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Once again, Nancy faces two puzzling mysteries at once! The first concerns a valuable collection of rare books that Mrs. Horace Merriam commissioned anart dealer to sell--has he swindled her instead? The second mystery revolves around the baffling theft of a beautiful marble statue. To solve...
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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

Chris Grabenstein · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling, puzzle-packed sequel to the award-winning Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson! Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever...
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Simone Biles

Jon M Fishman · Lerner Publications
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Simone Biles joined the US women's gymnastics team to compete at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. Along with her teammates, she sailed through her events to claim the gold medal in the team competition for the United States. She also took home three golds and a bronze...
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World War II : the full story.

Tim Cooke · Brown Bear Books
Pages: 48
Format:  Print book : Juvenile audience : English

World War II defined the lives of a generation and shaped the modern world. This new series gives readers an accessible summary of the war and an understanding of what the experience was like for those who lived through it-from the perspective of soldiers, generals, nurses, politicians...
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The Son Of Neptune

Rick Riordan · Thorndike Press; Lrg edition
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestselling Author -- With an ever-expanding cast of brave-hearted heroes, the second book in the Heroes of Olympus series offers all of the action, pathos, and humor that Rick Riordan fans crave ...In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their...
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The Secrets of Mars

Kassandra Radomski · Capstone Press
Format: Print book

Mars is our next-door neighbor in the solar system, but it still has secrets!  From ancient cultures that watched the skies, to modern scientists who send machines into space, humans are passionately curious about the Red Planet.  Learn about Mars discovery, what it would be like to visit,...
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The Constellation Taurus: The Story of the Bull

Arnold Ringstad · Child's World
Format: Hardcover

Retells the story of Taurus as a guise of Zeus, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Taurus, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture.
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The Length of a String

Elissa Brent Weissman · Dial Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Imani is adopted, and she's ready to search for her birth parents. But when she discovers the diary her Jewish great-grandmother wrote chronicling her escape from Holocaust-era Europe, Imani begins to see family in a new way.Imani knows exactly what she wants as her big bat mitzvah gift:...
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Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space: Color Edition

Dav Pilkey · Scholastic Inc.; Gift edition
Format: Hardcover

The third Captain Underpants adventure like you've never seen it before -- in FULL COLOR!George and Harold have played a trick or two on nearly everyone at Jerome Horwitz Elementary. When their latest prank causes the school's cranky cafeteria ladies to quit, Mr. Krupp hires a trio...
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Octopuses

Elizabeth Thomas · Cherry Lake Publishing
Format:  Book : Juvenile audience : English

"Introduces facts about octopus, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and threats to these ocean creatures. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text"--
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Geeky Fab Five vol. 1 "It's Not Rocket Science"

LIZ LAREAU · Papercutz
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Lucy Monroe's first day at Earhart Elementary is one for the yearbook: By recess she has launched herself off the rusty monkey bars and ended up face down onto the blacktop. The principal closes the rickety playground, and now the whole school is mad! What's a new girl to do? Create a band...
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Gone Crazy in Alabama

Rita Williams-Garcia · Amistad
Pages: 293
Format: Print book

"Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles's half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven't spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising...
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The Blood of Olympus

Rick Riordan · Thorndike Press; Lrg edition
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times BestsellerThough the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen, and they must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods...
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